The Old Lion

(158 Reviews)
Pailton Road, Rugby, West Midlands, CV23 0HQ
British
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Fish and Fizz £15

This offer is available from September 11, 2020 until October 30, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 21:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

Restaurant description

A welcoming village pub with traditional style and modern gastropub flavours, The Old Lion is an inviting spot for leisurely meals. Dogs are welcome in the bar area, and there are crackling log fires to relax by with a glass of wine or cask ale.

The Old Lion menu is a modern example of British gastropub excellence, with classic dishes sitting alongside contemporary flavours. Artisan breaded brie with a red berry jelly is a great sharer to start off with, moving on to pub favourites like cod and chips or homemade pie of the day. There are rustic pizzas cooked in the stone oven, and succulent steaks and burgers from the grill menu too.

Enjoy generous Sunday roasts at The Old Lion in Rugby, featuring a choice of slow-cooked meats with all the trimmings. Local cask ales and ciders are served at the bar, as well as a concise wine list and extensive choice of international spirits.

A homely pub with modern updates and a gourmet menu, The Old Lion is a 9-minute drive from Rugby Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Old Lion
4.2
(based on 158 reviews)

87%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (12)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (116)
  • entertainment (5)
  • large parties (18)
  • lunch (67)
  • luxury (12)
  • private dining (29)
  • romantic (34)
  • trendy (13)
  • value (37)
  • views (1)
  • By Lesa H from Rugby
    24 October 2020

    Great service and food.

  • By Beryl S from Rugby
    16 October 2020

    Excellent meal and service, thankyou

  • By Michael B from Nuneaton
    11 October 2020

    Excellent, as usual.

  • By Nick T from burbage
    1 October 2020

    Friendly and efficient service --- the meal was excellent

  • By James C from Rugby
    30 September 2020

    Amazing food and service

  • By Jason B from Rugby
    30 September 2020

    The lady manager, unfortunately, spoilt the dining experience. The customers were there for her not vice versa. We were left waiting a ridiculously long time as I dared be on my mobile when she wanted to take our order. We did find the funny side as it was so obviously done to make a silly little point. After waiting for the main order we were rushed to make our desert selection so opted for teas and coffees instead. After we were questioned why we wanted a chair moved from the table (it was so my father could eat without one arm over or behind an unused chair...(the booking was for 4 not 6 people) we could not treat it as funny and slightly pathetic to being downright rude. Anyway the menu was very restricted but the steak was very good, but overpriced for a pub meal. Unfortunately, we would not come back until the lady leaves the pub to find something more suited to her personality and hopefully something she is happy doing.

  • By Shaun B from Higham Ferrers
    25 September 2020

    Food and service were good, but not an enjoyable experience because we had 5 flies flying around us all night. Mentioned it to the waiter and he said there was nothing he could do.

  • By Carolyn C from Shefford
    24 September 2020

    The food was well presented and good value. The service was good but unfortunately the restaurant lacked atmosphere due to the lack of customers - 6 in total for the whole lunchtime. This is a shame as the facilities were good. All Covid - 19 arrangements were explained clearly. We were able to chat and be socially distanced at all times.

  • By Ann A from Rugby
    19 September 2020

    Very friendly, but professional and Covid safe. Recognised our anniversary occasion as detailed on booking comments. Steak was beautiful and everyone enjoyed their meals. Scallops very welcome as a treat.

  • By Kirsty H from Rugby
    17 September 2020

    Beautifully presented restaurant, amazing waiter service, gorgeous and delicious food and just such a lovely place to eat!

Restaurant Location Map
The Old Lion
Pailton Road, Rugby, West Midlands, CV23 0HQ

Available offers

  • Fish and Fizz £15

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